I want to walk up to a sculpture and not just say "Is that Salvador Dalí?" What I really want to say is: "I'm quite certain that the man who created this was named Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol. I want you to tell me that I'm right, and If I'm right, I want you to be impressed with my knowledge of art."
I wonder what people would do.
How would we begin to treat each other if everyone did that. If people said not only exactly what they meant, but what they expected to take place after they said it.
What would people do if intent was completely transparent?
But no, we simply ask in hopeful, and quite frankly, apologetic tones to get the affirmation we seek.
Like whispering at a door for its admittance, instead of just knocking.